art 2003/2

Gimė 1962 Vilniuje.
1980–1985 studijavo Valstybiniame dailės institute (dabar Vilniaus dailės akademija), Tekstilės katedroje.
Nuo 1983 dalyvauja parodose.
Nuo 1999 Lietuvos dailininkų sąjungos narė.

Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė. Instaliacija O mano angele. 2003, vilna, vėlimas, kamšymas, h 190

Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė. Instaliacija Saldžių sapnų, Judita. 2003, vilna, vėlimas, daigstymas, siuvinėjimas, 40x40x40

Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė. Puota. 2001, vilna, šilkas, linas, gobelenas, 150x266 (Edmundo Armoškos nuosavybė)

Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė:
a Wise Penelope and Playful Nausicaa

by Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė

Textile and woman emerge as inseparable in Antique literature: queens and their maids, immortal deities and nymphs would spin and weave. The female artist Eglė Ganda Bogdanienė not only weaves and spins, she also makes her works by felting and cushioning, embroidery and macramé. She is interested in the “royal” textile techniques, like tapestry, yet on the other hand, she can orchestrate dried flies or boiled spaghetti into a conceptual piece of art. Soon after graduation of the Art Academy, she resisted the established tradition (at that time the supremacy of form in textile arts in Lithuania was unquestionable) and tried to discover for herself the secrets of textile art. She looked for ways to express herself, but never got attached to one specific style, claiming that what matters is the idea, while an artist will always find a vehicle for it.
In her life, she manages to reconcile the roles of an artist and a wife and a mother, she teaches (cloth and other rare textile techniques) and heads the Textile Chair at the Vilnius Art Academy. Back in the 1990s she proposed to include embroidery, miniature painting and silk screening classes into the program taught to textile students. She does much to liaison interaction between textile artists and costume designers. And, into the bargain, she is one of the most active initiators of textile exhibitions.
Today the themes and motives of her art reflect the diverse experience she gets in life, no subject being too mundane for the artist. In her work, poetic and subtle insights marry with the rational and entrepreneurial spirit.